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1974 Aria Model 9400 Replica of the Martin D18 Japanese Crafted... SOLD OUT!|
Here we JUST SOLD a very nice well preserved example of an ARIA Vintage well over 40 year old. It a great old Japanese Crafted copy of the classic go to Martin D-18 Acoustic guitar. This a good intermediate -professional playing grade Japanese instrument from the highly respected Aria company. The model # 9400. This is the era of JV AAA quality and workmanship with outstanding fit and finish work. This is a very nicely preserved example that was constructed with top Quality woods... of the day in this case the Spruce TOP is quite nice actually outstanding and has a now over the years nicely aged figured Spruce top, Mahogany sides - back & neck... Please see pics to depict the woods quality & grain. This example also has the Martin style Cross braced body bracing and is very well built. The neck is 1-3/4" at the nut that makes for a very comfy med-slim taper feel that is fast and as straight as when new...The fretboard is exotic Brazilian Rosewood as is the bridge Brazilian..The original neck set is very good to this day action is still good at just 3/16ths @ 12th fret and is EZ to play a real pleasure to play describes this one well. The fretboard itself does show natural play wear as do the lower several frets but just not enough to effect the playability of the guitar with no buzzing at all noted all the way up this guitar plays nicely see pics please. The sound is quality one would expect from a much more expensive big name guitar... deep rich and has mellowed so sweetly with its age. This vintage Japanese wonder has a real beautiful Patina to it that can only come from time this is a real fine vintage player. This guitar is not new or in mint condition it does have several minor nicks - dings hear & their but it has no structural cracks or repairs ever = no repairs needed. This guitar is JVG rated in Very good - excellent 8 out of 10 vintage condition. A REAL Beautiful Vintage Player! Freshly cleaned set up and restrung with New Martin Marquis 80/20 Strings for the new owner to enjoy this beauty and is ready to play & enjoy right out of the box.